The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Amazon EC2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Amazon EC2 over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 216 256 270
Rank change year-on-year +40 +14  
Contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 23 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.16% 0.053%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.22% 1.67% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 3
Median daily rate £475 £425 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £318
% change year-on-year +5.88% +33.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Amazon EC2 is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1036 838 582
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 13.56% 9.39% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 549 350
Median daily rate £451 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.61 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% -43.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.80 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £42.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

Amazon EC2
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Amazon EC2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for Amazon EC2 in the South East

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Amazon EC2 in the South East

Amazon EC2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Amazon EC2 in the South East

Amazon EC2
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Amazon EC2 within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +33 11 £525 +10.52% 1
Oxfordshire -5 4 £400 -15.78% 3
East Sussex - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £581 +111.36%
Hampshire +15 1 £450 -10.00% 1
Surrey -1 1 - - 1
Amazon EC2
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Amazon EC2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Amazon EC2.

1 32 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (56.25%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
3 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 17 (53.13%) Amazon S3
4 15 (46.88%) DevOps
4 15 (46.88%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (40.63%) Scrum
6 13 (40.63%) Node.js
7 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (34.38%) TDD
8 10 (31.25%) Web Services
8 10 (31.25%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (28.13%) REST
9 9 (28.13%) Gradle
9 9 (28.13%) User Stories
9 9 (28.13%) Ansible
9 9 (28.13%) SOA
10 8 (25.00%) Python
10 8 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (21.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (21.88%) CloudFront
11 7 (21.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (21.88%) VMware
11 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
12 6 (18.75%) Kanban
12 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
12 6 (18.75%) Finance

Amazon EC2
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) Confluence
2 4 (12.50%) nginx
3 3 (9.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Apache Solr
3 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (3.13%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (53.13%) Amazon S3
3 15 (46.88%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (31.25%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (21.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (21.88%) CloudFront
7 6 (18.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (6.25%) Route 53
8 2 (6.25%) Slack
8 2 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (3.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (3.13%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (3.13%) G Suite
9 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (3.13%) IaaS
9 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) MQTT
3 1 (3.13%) IPsec
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (12.50%) Big Data
3 4 (12.50%) MySQL
4 3 (9.38%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 9 (28.13%) Gradle
3 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.75%) JUnit
4 6 (18.75%) Maven
5 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 5 (15.63%) IntelliJ
5 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 5 (15.63%) Mercurial
6 4 (12.50%) SonarQube
7 3 (9.38%) Checkstyle
8 1 (3.13%) DbUnit
8 1 (3.13%) jMock
8 1 (3.13%) Mockito
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics
3 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Angular Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) Node.js
2 10 (31.25%) Web Services
3 9 (28.13%) REST
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) .NET
5 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
5 5 (15.63%) J2EE
5 5 (15.63%) JSF
5 5 (15.63%) JSON
5 5 (15.63%) RESTful
5 5 (15.63%) SOAP
5 5 (15.63%) Spring MVC
5 5 (15.63%) Struts
6 4 (12.50%) LAMP
6 4 (12.50%) OAuth2
6 4 (12.50%) SAML
6 4 (12.50%) XML
6 4 (12.50%) XSLT
7 3 (9.38%) React
8 2 (6.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (15.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.13%) Smart Home
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) CentOS
2 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Debian
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) DevOps
3 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (40.63%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) TDD
6 9 (28.13%) SOA
6 9 (28.13%) User Stories
7 6 (18.75%) BDD
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (18.75%) Kanban
7 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 6 (18.75%) Microservices
8 5 (15.63%) MVC
8 5 (15.63%) Pair Programming
8 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
9 4 (12.50%) Open Source
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (56.25%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (9.38%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) Apex Code
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) CISA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CISM
2 1 (3.13%) CISSP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) NFS
2 3 (9.38%) Samba
2 3 (9.38%) Squid
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) Ansible
2 6 (18.75%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) Nagios
3 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.13%) Salt
4 1 (3.13%) SELinux
4 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Apigee
4 3 (9.38%) Adobe
4 3 (9.38%) SAP
5 2 (6.25%) Assembla
5 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.13%) Snow
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